I don’t know what the weather is like right now where you are, but here it is COLD.
I’m talking -26 degrees C cold. Freeze your butt off cold.
But, call me crazy, I love this kind of winter weather in January…
It makes me feel like baking and nesting!
So how about a cookie recipe to beat the cold weather!
Nothing like cookies to make a house cozy!
This recipe is out from the archives…they are so good they needed another post!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Serves: Makes about 48 cookies.
- 1¾ cup flour
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg (optional: I leave this out. I hate nutmeg.)
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 1½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2½ tsp vanilla
- 1 cup raisins, chopped
- 3½ cups oats (old fashioned rolled oats)
- Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt & cinnamon. Set aside.
- Cream butter and sugars together.
- Add the eggs one at a time. Combine until creamy and smooth.
- Add vanilla.
- Add the flour mix to the butter mix. Combine.
- Add the oats.
- Add the chopped raisins.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 6-9 minutes. The less time baking, the softer the cookie.
Recipe from Joy of Cooking
- If you have raisins around that have seen better days (that is, if they are kind of old and really dried out), you can boil them in a little bit of water for about 1-2 minutes. Set them aside to cool, then drain the water. Chop them up and proceed with the recipe.
- This recipe works best with old fashioned rolled oats. I have used instant oats and they turned out well too. Cookies with the old fashioned oats make a chunkier cookie, and cookies with the instant oats make a more chewy cookie.
- You can add chocolate chips to this recipe if you wish!
Chewy. Soft. Sweet. Yummy.